Here are Scorebook Live’s All-Inland Empire high school girls basketball teams for the 2019-2020 season. Players from Southern Section teams in Riverside County and San Bernardino County were eligible. The primary criteria for the awards were team success, statistics, strength of schedule, and intangibles.
ALL-INLAND EMPIRE CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
G Joy Campbell – Etiwanda – SR.
G Jayda Curry – Corona Centennial – JR.
One of the best combo guards in SoCal, Campbell seemed to thrive under pressure and helped Etiwanda finish the season as a top-five team in SoCal and the undisputed best in the IE. The Eagles were at her best when she was going for 20 points, but she had the passing chops of a point guard and always kept the ball moving when she wasn’t attacking.
Centennial took a massive leap into elite status this past season, and Curry averaged 22.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. Despite showing up atop every opponent’s scouting report, Curry was ready to take on a massive load with one of the toughest schedules in the country.
ALL-INLAND EMPIRE FIRST TEAM
G Alexis Mead – M.L. King – JR.
Mead averaged around 15 points and four assists per game on the season, but even those strong numbers don’t show her offensive impact justice. She was one of the best playmakers and pure competitors in the Southern Section.
G Raya Smith – M.L. King – SR.
Smith was also around the top for both scoring and assists for King, giving them one of the best guard tandems in SoCal.
G/F Maniyah Willingham – Arroyo Valley – SR.
The numbers Willingham put up for the 24-6 Hawks are eye-popping to say the least: 24.3 points, 10.6 assists, and 8.5 steals per game.
G/F Chloe Briggs – Ontario Christian – FR.
One of the top prospects in the C/O 2023, Briggs had one of the most jam-packed freshman stat lines in SoCal high school basketball history for 32-4 Ontario Christian: 33.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 4.9 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game. Those were all team-highs, as was her 51% adjusted field goal percentage.
F/G Olivia Moran – M.L. King – SR.
Yet another double-digit scorer and two-way standout on the perimeter for King, Moran spent time defending two through four and led the Wolves in rebounding.
F Jaachi Nwanevu – Roosevelt – JR.
One of the best under-the-radar post frontcourt players in the section, Nwanevu averaged 15.8 points and 14.9 rebounds per game.
F Claire Giraudo – Notre Dame (Riverside) – SR.
Giraudo averaged 22.1 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.7 steals, and 3.3 blocks per game in efficient manner. She missed eight games but the Titans were 18-5 in games she played, as opposed to 4-4 without her.
F/C Ugonne Onyiah – Roosevelt – SR.
The 5-star prospect averaged 14.2 points and 15.5 rebounds per game.
F/C Nnenna Orji – Etiwanda – SR.
One of the most versatile bigs in the IE, Orji picks her spots to score efficiently and is disruptive defensively both in space and inside.
C Emma Svoboda – La Quinta – JR.
Svoboda led 23-6 La Quinta with 19.9 points, 12.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals, and four blocks per game shooting in the vicinity of 70% from the field.
ALL-INLAND EMPIRE SECOND TEAM
G Mya Pierfax – Paloma Valley – JR.
Pierfax led the CIF Division III SoCal champion with 17 points and three assists per game.
G Kate Bobadilla – Twentynine Palms – SO.
Bobadilla averaged 17.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 3.3 steals per game.
G Madison Green – Corona Centennial – SR.
Green only averaged a little over seven points per game, but she’s widely known as one of the best two-way players in the area. She shot an excellent 53% from the field and 57% AFG.
G Sydni Summers – Corona Centennial – FR.
Summer was Cen10’s second-leading scorer with just over 10 PPG.
G/F Trinity San Antonio – Corona Centennial – JR.
San Antonio averaged 8.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 4.3 steals per game on 46% shooting.
G/F Nylah Prince – Arroyo Valley – SR.
Prince averaged 18.4 points, nine rebounds, 4.6 assists, and six steals per game.
G/F Maitland Kingsley – Murrieta Mesa – SR.
Kingsley led Murrieta Mesa to an undefeated finish in the Southwestern League with a team-high 12.3 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.3 steals per game in addition to 6.6 RPG and one BPG.
G/F Daisa Mitchell – Etiwanda – SO.
Mitchell was one of Etiwanda’s leading scorers and a long, agile defender on the other end.
F/G Nyah Moran – M.L. King – SR.
Moran was yet another double-digit scorer for King and a strong rebounder and defender. She and her sister Olivia will both play at NAU next year.
F/G Ari Long – Valley View – FR.
One of the top all-around freshmen in the Southern Section, Long led 27-3 Valley View with 18 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game to go with 3.1 APG and 4.2 SPG.
F/G Princess McCauley – San Jacinto Valley Academy – FR.
McCauley averaged a hefty line of 21.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 5.4 steals per game for 19-3 SJVA.
F/G Tyreshia Sessions – Hesperia – JR.
Sessions only played 15 games for the Scorpions, but averaged 20.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 6.1 steals, and 2.7 assists per game.
F/G DeMariyah McGee – Rancho Verde – SR.
McGee averaged 18.4 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.9 steals, and a block per game on a team-high 47% FG.
F Hemingway Sa’lah – Eisenhower – FR.
Sa’lah led Eisenhower to the 3-A title game on a team-high 15.1 points, 10.9 rebounds, 49% FG, and 1.1 blocks per game. She also averaged two assists and 2.8 steals per game.
F Sydney Woodley – Paloma Valley – JR.
Woodley averaged 15.4 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 4.2 steals per game on 59% shooting for the 34-3 Southern Region Division III champ.
C/F Jessica Peterson – Etiwanda – JR.
With a great combination of size and skill, Peterson provided a physical presence inside in all facets of the game for Etiwanda while also draining jumpers.
ALL-INLAND EMPIRE HONORABLE MENTION
G Maddy Martinez – Ontario Christian – SO.
G Sara Mills – Yucca Valley – JR.
G Malia Ulery – Yucca Valley – FR.
G Coy Smith – Yucca Valley – SR.
G Grace Estrada – Yucaipa – SR.
G Breanne Ha – Etiwanda – SR.
G Jheisymae Artagame – San Jacinto Valley Academy – SO.
G Kamaya Middleton – Cajon – SO.
G/F Leanne Cuevas – Yucaipa – SR.
G/F Shyann Morreo – Vista Murrieta – JR.
G/F Talia Washington – Cajon – SO.
G/F Sanaisha Morgan – Cajon – JR.
F Claire Giraudo – Notre Dame (Riverside)
F Kaylee Van Betuw – Murrieta Mesa – SO.
F Zanaiya Dancey – Cajon – SR.
F Neveah Manning – Orange Vista – JR.
F Katherine Davis – Corona Centennial – JR.
F/C Destiny Okonkwo – Etiwanda – SR.